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Eight elderly die of Covid-19 in nursery home in Patras

Eight elderly people died of Covid-19 complications in a nursery home in Patras, western Peloponnese in recent days. The overwhelming majority of them, seven in total, were not vaccinated. Two more people in the same home died from causes other than the pandemic even though they were also tested positive …

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Diavata prison placed in lockdown after coronavirus outbreak

At least 40 inmates in Diavata prison by Thessaloniki have been tested positive for Covid-19 during a testing drive carried out this week. The inmates have reportedly either mild symptoms or not at all. According to media reports approximately three quarters of the prisoners have been vaccinated against Covid-19. A …

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Coronavirus outbreak in children summer camps in Chania and Halkidiki

Coronavirus outbreak with dozens of infected children in Chania and Halkidiki have set Greek health authorities on alert on Friday. Affected are two children summer camps in Chania, western Crete, and Halkidiki, Central Macedonia. The camp in Chania was shut down after over 30 children aged  were tested positive for …

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Pilgrimage to Mount Athos banned until mid-April due to outbreak

The deputy governor of the Mount Athos monastic community in northern Greece, Aristos Kasmiroglou, has extended a suspension of pilgrimages to the peninsula until April 15, the foreign ministry announced on Wednesday. Additionally, anyone wishing to enter the all-male community must undergo precautionary checks at the ports of entry. On …

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Covid-19 outbreak in Athens nursing home sends 18 elderly to hospitals

32 elderly in a nursing home in Athens have been tested positive to Covid-19 and 18 of them have been already transferred to reference hospitals in the Greek capital since Sunday. The cases are among elderly residents and workers in the nursing home in Peristeri suburb of western Athens. The …

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Kalymnos island placed in stricter lockdown due to coronavirus outbreak

Greece’s Civil Protection announced on Wednesday evening that a stricter lockdown is imposed on the island of Kalymnos in the Dodecanese in the south-eastern Aegean Sea. The decision has been taken following evaluation of the epidemiological load data, the age stratification of the inhabitants of the island, the results of …

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Covid-19 outbreak in 11 mink farms in northern Greece

Αlarm in western Macedonia after Covid-19 outbreak in eleven mink farms, while three more are in suspicion to have infected animals. The farms, several of them with a large number of animals, are located in the regional units of Kastoria and Grevena. In Kastoria, animals positive to the virus have …

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Coronavirus outbreak in refugee camp VIAL on the island of Chios

Forty-seven people have been tested positive to coronavirus at the refugee reception and identification center VIAL on the island of Chios in the last two days, the National Public Health Organisation EODY said on Friday. The infected are refugees and workers at the camp. Some 767 tests were carried out …

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Greece says no new coronavirus restrictions due to citizens’ fatigue

Greece is temporarily freezing plans to introduce new restrictive measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus because citizens are fatigued, government spokesman Stelios Petsas said on Friday morning. He even announced that the government may consider to extend the operation of restaurants, bars and similar facilities until 1 o’ …

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Outbreak alarm in Kavala: 24 factory workers tested positive

Coronavirus alarm in the prefecture of Kavala in north-eastern Greece: 24 workers at a meat procession plant have been tested positive on Covid-19. The fact that they are asymptomatic has increased concerns in an area that already counts infections due to tourists arrivals. National Public Health Organization (EODY) confirmed Saturday …

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First confirmed coronavirus cases on Mykonos and Kos, authorities on alert

Heath and local authorities are urging residents on the island of Mykonos to stay at home, after the first case of coronavirus was confirmed on Thursday. 69-year-old woman was transported from Mykonos to a designated hospital in Athens earlier on Thursday. The woman was initially in the health center of …

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West Nile virus kills two women, as disease breaks out again after two years

One elderly woman from Argolida in Eastern Peloponnese died from West Nile virus infection on Wednesday.  She is the first victim this year of the disease that is transited through the bite of a mosquito infected with the virus. The 90-year-old woman was infected with the West Nile virus, got …

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